Indobuild Indonesia 2018 – Active smart home concepts are here

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During the recent Indobuildtech or Indobuild Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, in May, a number of journalists from TV, print, and online media attended the launch of KOHLER Konnect, Eir intelligent toilet, and Smart Home.  Indobuild Indonesia 3 group photoMembers of Kohler Company’s top management in the region took the stage to bring the audience along on an exciting journey towards the future of connected bathrooms. Larry Yuen, President K&B Group, Angel Yang, President K&B APAC, Adam Quek, general manager and commercial director K&B APAC, and Ferry Tanumihardja, country manager K&B Indonesia, introduced the latest technologies and innovation to their guests.  Indobuild Indonesia 4 group photoThey also stressed the fact that Indonesia is an important market for the company, not only for its huge market potential with the growing middle class and emerging buying power but for the company as a home base of the first Vitreous China plant. The construction of the factory started in late 2017 in Cikarang. and production is expected to start in the last quarter of 2019. It will create an opportunity for new jobs and upskilling of local labor.  The Indobuild Indonesia event continued with the management team coming together to touch a big, red button to launch the entertainment part of the KOHLER Konnect launch. As soon as they pressed down, lights and music, and a group of dancers transformed the stage. The suite gave way to a celebratory atmosphere that resulted in a toast.  Indobuild Indonesia 8 Angel, Larry, Ferry kicking off the eventThe guest speaker Audite Matin, principal designer of AndraMatin, engaged the audience in a conversation about smart homes and the development of the concept from a passive to an active smart solution. She presented trends and technologies in the property industry that support this concept. At one point, she mentioned that the connected bathroom wasn’t part of the previous smart home solutions.  Indobuild Indonesia 12 Audite MatinShortly after, Tan Lun Cheak, Director Design Studio Shanghai, introduced the listeners to the innovation of the latest bathroom technologies and assured the audience that smart bathroom solutions are now part of the smart apartment equation. Meghan Horntvedt, senior market analyst with K&B Group, rounded up the talks with the introduction of Real Rain.  Indobuild Indonesia 10 dance performanceThe event concluded with a lucky draw that created a nice buzz. Three winners took home some fancy products as their prizes.  Indobuild Indonesia 15 group photo

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